Howdy! My name is Austin “Homestar Runner” Langemeier, and I am the camp director at Silverado. I am so excited to join with my staff in serving your child this week at camp. We have been praying in anticipation of the work that the Lord is going to do this summer in the hearts of our campers. Thank you for entrusting your camper with us this week.

I grew up as a camper at Pine Cove and spent all of my college summers on summer staff here. Camp allowed me year after year to be reminded of the truth that Christ died for me because he loves me. That no matter how hard life was or how unwanted or unloved I felt God always wants me and loves me for who I am. Praise the the Lord!

Since getting married a couple years ago, we have settled into our new home, we now have a golden retriever named Nala, and had our first child this past August.  Needless to say, it’s been a couple of big years! Melanie “Wafells,” my wife, is the Ridge women’s director down the road from Silverado. We are both looking forward to a great week and a great summer!

This year’s bible study, called ‘Heard in Unison’, will provide campers with a set of stories about 5 different characters (Sampson, Ruth, Daniel, Esther, and Paul) that help them to dig into the Christian narrative of the fall, redemption, and restoration. We look forward to sharing with your campers the powerful way that God desires to work in and through their lives. We are hopeful that the ripple effects from what is shared and learned this summer will have an immensely positive impact on the world and the kingdom of God for eternity!